Washington Township Cinemas

249 Pascack Road,
Washington Township, NJ 07675

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Lindsey B
Lindsey B on November 30, 2018 at 4:15 pm

@rivest266 Thanks so much for posting that! What a great find. I’m one of the managers at Washington Township Cinemas and I’ve been trying to find some old photos of the theatre. This is great!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

This theater showed mostly Universal movies akin to what Cinema 35 showed during the 1980s.

oknazevad
oknazevad on November 1, 2016 at 5:23 pm

There’s really nothing to see of the venue that Google StreetView doesn’t already show. It really is just a tiny storefront entrance with a blue sign that reads “Cinema”. That’s in part because until two years or so ago the township mandated that all stores in the shopping plaza that the cinema is at one end of have signs of the identical blue font and size.

More importantly the passive-aggressive tone is obnoxious.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 22, 2016 at 6:18 am

the website is wtcinemas.com. Theater will reopen on November 3rd.

mhvbear
mhvbear on September 17, 2016 at 9:34 am

A theater can not install recliners and keep the prices the same. It cuts the seating by at least 50% or more and to keep the profits up the ticket prices have to be increased. I for one hope the recliner is a passing phase in movie theaters.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 17, 2016 at 7:21 am

That name sounds familiar, he used to run a lot of older movie theaters in NJ that were closed down…I hope they put in recliners and keep prices where they are.

fred1
fred1 on September 17, 2016 at 6:30 am

I’ve heard that the new operator is David Vivian, operator of the Darian Playhouse in Ct. , and the West Hampton Arts Twin

optimist008
optimist008 on September 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Maybe a building permit has been filed by the new operators for renovation work. Or possibly the shopping center owners or management company, or local media may have some info. Wonder why Bow Tie did not renew their lease???

oknazevad
oknazevad on September 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Sudden developments here. The sign out front says its under new management and temporarily closed, while the theatre Is no longer listed on the Bow Tie website. No news I can see about it anywhere.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm

digital projection was installed recently at this theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 11:44 am

By that you mean the Rialto, not the AMC Loews, in RP and the Cedar Lane cinemas in Teaneck. This theater was acquired by Clearview the same day as the Allwood as well as other theaters on 6/26/1996. Too bad Clearview didn’t do a good job of renovating the Allwood the same way they did with this theater.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on August 1, 2007 at 9:23 am

Fred, yes I’ve been noticing the smaller art house films have been showing at Tenafly instead of here. Too bad, since Tenafly used to be nice before it was chopped up. I really hate the way it is now, and just won’t go there unless they show something really worth while. I would rather patronize Ridgefield Park or Teaneck first.

JMags
JMags on July 31, 2007 at 9:41 pm

I’m a little disappointed with the selection of films here lately. If I wanted to see Pirates I’d go to AMC GSP 16 fer cryin out loud.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 31, 2007 at 11:48 am

Sometimes when a big movie opens at this theater, they show it on two of the three screens and save one for an indie flick; a good example of it was when the theater showed all 3 Pirates films this way. After the closing of the nearby Emerson, the Washington Township cinema is the only Clearview Cinema in the Pascack/Westwood/Washington area that commands a high price that is still a bit cheaper than the mammoth Garden State 16, which is owned by AMC and rarely shows and keeps art house films like the Clearview in Washington Township.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on July 31, 2007 at 9:30 am

Quick update – I recently went to a showing of “You Kill Me” here, and the 3 theatres are just about the same as before, except for new seats in all 3. They are more plush, with padded armrests, but sitting there looking up at the screen feels like you are sitting in a pit. The boxoffice/candy stand is now one long counter. The second pair of inner doors have been removed and the ticket takers post put in it’s place. The ticket prices are still on the high side; $6.50 for a matinee, $9.75 for evening prime time shows. I guess it would be worth it to see something not playing anywhere else here.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 22, 2007 at 8:34 am

I agree with you. When I went to this theater more than a decade ago, it showed mostly popular movies. Nowadays, it’s an art house theater. That theater, as well as the Clearview in Ridgewood, will show mostly artsy stuff instead of the blockbuster fluff that the new theater will offer when it opens this weekend.

JMags
JMags on May 22, 2007 at 3:38 am

The new AMC 16 Plex in Paramus at the Garden State Plaza might effect this theater. They should just show art-house, indie films and be done with it.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 21, 2007 at 8:32 am

that’s good news…that theater’s pretty old.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on May 21, 2007 at 6:23 am

Quick update – the theatre will be open this Friday in time for Pirates of the Carribean. Looks like the theatre is having a minor renovation with a new boxoffice/candy stand, and some ceiling tiles being replaced. Nothing drastic.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on May 14, 2007 at 6:28 am

No idea. Any clue as to what’s being done to it?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 8, 2007 at 11:19 am

currently this theatre is closed for renovations..when will it reopen?

JMags
JMags on August 29, 2006 at 3:58 am

During the summer they tend to show more kid-oriented films due to summer vacation. The lobby was redone. But the actual film quality and sound while I saw MIAMI VICE could have been better. Who do i write to for comments and suggestions?

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on August 24, 2006 at 6:32 am

I’m afraid you’re right. I was looking forward to seeing a few indie films here, but all they show is the mainstream stuff now. Hopefully they will see the error of their ways? (pardon me while I laff) The only local screens that may show indies are Teaneck and Tenafly, and I refuse to go to Tenafly to see anything!

John Fink
John Fink on August 3, 2006 at 2:04 pm

Yes. But Clearview Cinemas charges higher prices than AMC, which lowered a few of the Loews sites (Pallisades was once 10.00 as Loews, AMC lowered it to 9.50 – evenings). Since Clearview doesn’t offer quality projection (they simply don’t care about proper framing – I know, tragically if you want to see an art picture in Northern NJ you’re likely going to a Clearview site) or even stadium seating. They charge as much as the larger chains but don’t offer the same quality movie going, yes they have invested in revamping lobby areas but the core problems at Clearview still remain. That “nice crowd” you talk about at Washington Township, the type of people that see art movies is likely no more, not saying its gone ghetto but they’ve stoped showing art movies focusing on what Emerson used to show.